I was working on a recipe earlier this month and I went to my recipe index to check the temperature to roast garlic and that was then I realized I did not have a post on how to roast garlic.
What?! I couldn’t believe it. I swore up and down I had a post on this because I have several recipes that use roasted garlic, but I guess I just explained it in the recipe itself how to roast it.
I felt I was doing you all a disservice so here we go.
Why roast garlic?
The flavor of roasted garlic is completely different than raw garlic. It is like it transforms in the oven like a Disney princess or something, haha
It will still taste like garlic and have the garlic flavor but it’s much more mellow and not much of a bite. It tastes a little more caramelized too and sweet. It’s all very mild and not overpowering, which is why most recipes call for an entire head of roasted garlic.
How to roast garlic
Oh man, you’re going to love how easy it is to roast garlic. It’s so easy you’ll wonder why you don’t roast it for an addition to every meal!
You cut off the top of the garlic bulb exposing all the cloves — cut off just enough. You don’t want like 1/4 of a clove, haha
Place on top of a piece of aluminum foil, drizzle olive oil and sprinkle salt on top. Wrap it up tightly and put it in the oven! I like using my toaster oven for something small like this.
What do I need?
- Aluminum foil
- Olive oil
- Kosher salt
Recipes that use roast garlic
How to Roast Garlic
- 2 bulbs of garlic
- Olive oil
- Kosher salt
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
- With a sharp knife, cut off the tops of the garlic bulbs; just enough to expose all cloves.
- Place 1 bulb on a small sheet of aluminum foil. Drizzle olive oil and sprinkle salt on top. Wrap tightly and repeat with the remaining bulb.
- Place wrapped bulbs on a small baking sheet and bake for 30 minutes.
- Remove from oven and once cool enough to touch, squeeze out the cloves of garlic into a bowl and reserve for whatever dishes you may want to add additional flavor to!
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